On an overcast night in Zachary, Louisiana, 3-4 Central High School met 4-2 Zachary High School. After a one point loss last season, Zachary was looking for revenge against the Wildcats. The game started with strong defensive plays, leaving the first quarter without a score on either side. In the second quarter, The Broncos fought back, scoring the first of three touchdowns scored by running back Darweshi Sanders. With 4:07 left in the first half, Sanders scored his second touchdown and left a halftime score of 14-0.
Defense on both teams played strongly though the third quarter, holding the score into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, Sanders scored his third and final touchdown, with 7:51 left in the game. The Broncos held their lead through the rest of the fourth quarter, shutting out the Wildcats 21-0. Zachary will advance to 5-2 as they prepare to take on their next threat, Scotlandville High School, Central will fall to 3-5.
A big Zachary pass play by sopomore quarterback Keilon Brown resulted in a connection with junior wide receiver Chandler Whitfield. The pass was a 53 yard completion, and was nearly the only time through the game that Zachary was able to force the ball down the field. Whitfield made the adjustments necessary to complete the pass, as others cleared the way for him. This pass stood out as being very necessary in such a defense heavy game, where both teams struggled to move the ball at all.
Player of the Game
The player of the game is Darweshi Sanders, the Broncos’ senior running back who scored every touchdown of the game. The three touchdown runs by Sanders started, solidified, and finalized the Zachary lead.
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